Anton F Balint

Positive Week Start for Equities

Feb 22 2016 @ 05:39
Monday, 22nd of February 2016, was a good start for stocks considering the continuous commodity prices’ volatility, the mounting fears about ‘Brexit’ and the sluggish growth of emerging economies. While there is still uncertainty across international capital markets and gaps in the demand-supply balance of core resources, such as oil, equities seem to reflect investors’ […]
 

The New Financial Reporting Standard

Jan 22 2016 @ 02:09
Last week, the financial world witnessed the approval of a new financial reporting standard that will add, according to The Financial Times, around $3th of leases to balance sheets on a global level. The new IASB financial reporting standard targets the disclosure of leases and will affect at least one in two companies world-wide. Essentially, […]
 

The EU’s new cybersecurity rules and their impact on the Digital Single Market and financial bodies

Jan 09 2016 @ 13:23
The Digital Single Market Two strategies underpin the existence of European Union: firstly, it aims to preserve peace amongst the European countries and secondly, to create a Single Market with no or little trade barriers, where the movement of skilled labour is done relatively without restrictions and where political, economic and social cooperation are the […]
 

Fintech: Trouble in Pantheon, Part 3: The Final Frontier

Dec 19 2015 @ 12:01
This is the final part of our series on Fintech. In the first two we have looked at what Fintech is and at a few big players, such as Orchard. In this article we will analyse what Fintech can mean for investors. First of all, digital technology will alter not only the financial services industry […]
 

Fintech: Trouble in Pantheon - Part 2

Dec 17 2015 @ 01:45
The new titans In the Part 1 of this series (Zeus’ wrath – the arrival of Fintech) we looked in general terms at what fintech is and what it aims to do. However, who are these newcomers that promise a new world, a better world? Orchard: One of the most popular investments in 2014-2015 was […]
 

Fintech: Trouble in Pantheon

Dec 15 2015 @ 14:07
Nothing can stop progress. Not even the large financial institutions that direct the flow of capital around the world. Fintech, or technological developments that take advantage of the increasingly digitalized way of conducting business and socially interacting are paining the financial services’ landscape with new colours. They are turning the abstract Picassos into clearer and […]
 

Can a Good Business be a Bad Investment?

Dec 08 2015 @ 13:25
Investment is part art and part science. As suggested by legendary investor, Peter Lynch in his book One up the Wall Street: How to Use what You Already Know to Make Money in the Market, investment requires a combination of character, applied knowledge, gut feeling and the ability to make decisions. As investors we look […]
 

The Interesting Structure of the Chinese Economy -Understanding Asia’s Power House-

Dec 07 2015 @ 14:57
There is a good chance that one day the Chinese economy will become the world’s largest. However, for the past 12 months investors have been bombarded with fearful news that Asia’s Power House is slowing down. Moreover, the hearts of investors have been bruised by the Chinese stock market unusual volatility, the lack of protection […]
 

The dangers of trading: what successful traders need to overcome before they accumulate huge amounts of money

Nov 30 2015 @ 15:28
It is embedded in our psychology as humans to desire more – more love, more wealth, more money, more fame etc. Most of these factors that we desire to increase enhance our health, mind set and most importantly, our social status. For many people being rich equals financial freedom, i.e. the idea of you have […]
 
 
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